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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks away from what state media report is a "new type" of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 24, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks away from what state media report is a "new type" of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 24, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks away from what state media report is a "new type" of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 24, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS
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General view during the test-firing of what state media report is a North Korean "new type" of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 24, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

General view during the test-firing of what state media report is a North Korean "new type" of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 24, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

General view during the test-firing of what state media report is a North Korean "new type" of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in this undated photo released on March 24, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observes what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observes what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observes what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A view of what state news agency KCNA reports is the test firing of a hypersonic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 5, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS

A view of what state news agency KCNA reports is the test firing of a hypersonic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 5, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS

A view of what state news agency KCNA reports is the test firing of a hypersonic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 5, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks with officials during an observation of what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks with officials during an observation of what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks with officials during an observation of what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A missile is launched during what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

A missile is launched during what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS

A missile is launched during what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A new submarine-launched ballistic missile is seen during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on October 19, 2021.      KCNA via REUTERS

A new submarine-launched ballistic missile is seen during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on October 19, 2021.  KCNA via REUTERS

A new submarine-launched ballistic missile is seen during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on October 19, 2021.  KCNA via REUTERS
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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks to officials next to military weapons and vehicles on display, including the country's intercontinental ballistic missiles, at the Defence Development Exhibition, in Pyongyang, North Korea, October 12, 2021.   KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks to officials next to military weapons and vehicles on display, including the country's intercontinental ballistic missiles, at the Defence Development Exhibition, in Pyongyang, North Korea, October 12, 2021.  ...more

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks to officials next to military weapons and vehicles on display, including the country's intercontinental ballistic missiles, at the Defence Development Exhibition, in Pyongyang, North Korea, October 12, 2021.   KCNA via REUTERS
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The newly developed hypersonic missile Hwasong-8 is test-fired by the Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK in Toyang-ri, Ryongrim County of Jagang Province, North Korea, September 29, 2021. KCNA via REUTERS

The newly developed hypersonic missile Hwasong-8 is test-fired by the Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK in Toyang-ri, Ryongrim County of Jagang Province, North Korea, September 29, 2021. KCNA via REUTERS

The newly developed hypersonic missile Hwasong-8 is test-fired by the Academy of Defence Science of the DPRK in Toyang-ri, Ryongrim County of Jagang Province, North Korea, September 29, 2021. KCNA via REUTERS
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Ri Pyong Chol, the senior leader who is overseeing the test, and other military officials applaud after the launch of a newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile on March 25, 2021.   KCNA via REUTERS

Ri Pyong Chol, the senior leader who is overseeing the test, and other military officials applaud after the launch of a newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile on March 25, 2021. KCNA via REUTERS

Ri Pyong Chol, the senior leader who is overseeing the test, and other military officials applaud after the launch of a newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile on March 25, 2021. KCNA via REUTERS
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A missile is launched during testing at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS

A missile is launched during testing at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS

A missile is launched during testing at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A missile lifts off during testing at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS

A missile lifts off during testing at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS

A missile lifts off during testing at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a missile launch at an unidentified location in North Korea,  August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a missile launch at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a missile launch at an unidentified location in North Korea, August 7, 2019.  KCNA via REUTERS
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A view of a missile launch in North Korea, July 2019.  
  KCNA/via REUTERS

A view of a missile launch in North Korea, July 2019. KCNA/via REUTERS

A view of a missile launch in North Korea, July 2019. KCNA/via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of two short-range ballistic missiles, July 2019. KCNA/via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of two short-range ballistic missiles, July 2019. KCNA/via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of two short-range ballistic missiles, July 2019. KCNA/via REUTERS
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A missile is seen launched during a military drill in North Korea, May 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

A missile is seen launched during a military drill in North Korea, May 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

A missile is seen launched during a military drill in North Korea, May 2019. KCNA via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a 'strike drill' for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapons into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, May 2019. 
KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a 'strike drill' for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapons into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, May 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a 'strike drill' for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapons into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, May 2019. KCNA via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a 'strike drill' for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapons, May  2019. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a 'strike drill' for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapons, May 2019. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a 'strike drill' for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapons, May 2019. KCNA via REUTERS
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Intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen at a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, February 2018.  KCNA/via REUTERS

Intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen at a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, February 2018. KCNA/via REUTERS

Intercontinental ballistic missiles are seen at a grand military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, February 2018. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Fireworks are seen above the Taedong River during New Year celebrations as visitors pose for a photo in front of an ice sculpture of an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Pyongyang Ice Sculpture Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea, January 2018.  Kyodo/via REUTERS

Fireworks are seen above the Taedong River during New Year celebrations as visitors pose for a photo in front of an ice sculpture of an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Pyongyang Ice Sculpture Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea, January...more

Fireworks are seen above the Taedong River during New Year celebrations as visitors pose for a photo in front of an ice sculpture of an intercontinental ballistic missile at the Pyongyang Ice Sculpture Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea, January 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile, September 2017. 


KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile, September 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile, September 2017. KCNA via REUTERS
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A North Korean missile is launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. The test of the Hwasong-12 missile took it over northern Japan's Hokkaido island and into the sea.

KCNA/via REUTERS

A North Korean missile is launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. The test of the Hwasong-12 missile took it over northern Japan's Hokkaido island and into the sea. KCNA/via REUTERS

A North Korean missile is launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. The test of the Hwasong-12 missile took it over northern Japan's Hokkaido island and into the sea. KCNA/via REUTERS
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A woman walks past a large TV screen showing news about North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo, August 2017. 

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman walks past a large TV screen showing news about North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo, August 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman walks past a large TV screen showing news about North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo, August 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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A North Korean missile launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

A North Korean missile launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

A North Korean missile launched during a long and medium-range ballistic rocket launch drill, August 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Kim Jong Un guides the second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. 


KCNA via Reuters

Kim Jong Un guides the second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA via Reuters

Kim Jong Un guides the second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA via Reuters
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Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 is pictured during its second test-fire, July 2017. 


KCNA via Reuters

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 is pictured during its second test-fire, July 2017. KCNA via Reuters

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 is pictured during its second test-fire, July 2017. KCNA via Reuters
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The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea hold a banquet at the Mokran House in celebration of the second successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. 


KCNA/via Reuters

The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea hold a banquet at the Mokran House in celebration of the second successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via Reuters

The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea hold a banquet at the Mokran House in celebration of the second successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via Reuters
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Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the successful test-launch of 
Hwasong-14, July 2017. 


KCNA/via REUTERS

Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the successful test-launch of Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the successful test-launch of Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Members who contributed to the success of the ICBM Hwasong-14 test launch arrive in Pyongyang, July 2017.

KCNA/via REUTERS

Members who contributed to the success of the ICBM Hwasong-14 test launch arrive in Pyongyang, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Members who contributed to the success of the ICBM Hwasong-14 test launch arrive in Pyongyang, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Members who contributed to the success of the ICBM Hwasong-14 test launch arrive in Pyongyang, July 2017. 

KCNA/via REUTERS

Members who contributed to the success of the ICBM Hwasong-14 test launch arrive in Pyongyang, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Members who contributed to the success of the ICBM Hwasong-14 test launch arrive in Pyongyang, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Kim Jong Un inspects the ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017.  


KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un inspects the ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un inspects the ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Kim Jong Un reacts with scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science after the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. 

KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un reacts with scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science after the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un reacts with scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science after the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the successful test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. 


KCNA/via REUTERS

Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the successful test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the successful test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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People watch a huge screen showing the test-launch of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. 


KCNA/via REUTERS

People watch a huge screen showing the test-launch of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

People watch a huge screen showing the test-launch of intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. 


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The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. 

KCNA/via REUTERS

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. 


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The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14, July 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Kim Jong Un guides the underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile, April 2016. 

KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un guides the underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile, April 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un guides the underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile, April 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS
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Kim Jong Un watches a ballistic rocket launch drill at an unknown location, March 2016. 

REUTERS/KCNA

Kim Jong Un watches a ballistic rocket launch drill at an unknown location, March 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

Kim Jong Un watches a ballistic rocket launch drill at an unknown location, March 2016. REUTERS/KCNA
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A missile is carried by a military vehicle during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, July 2013. 

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A missile is carried by a military vehicle during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, July 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A missile is carried by a military vehicle during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, July 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Kim Jong Un guides the underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile, April 2016. 


KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un guides the underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile, April 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS

Kim Jong Un guides the underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile, April 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS
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A new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile is tested at a test site at Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Pyongan province, April 2016. 


REUTERS/KCNA

A new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile is tested at a test site at Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Pyongan province, April 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

A new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile is tested at a test site at Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Pyongan province, April 2016. REUTERS/KCNA
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A ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army is seen at an unknown location, March 2016. 

REUTERS/KCNA

A ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army is seen at an unknown location, March 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

A ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army is seen at an unknown location, March 2016. REUTERS/KCNA
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Kim Jong Un provides field guidance during a tactical rocket firing drill carried out by units of the Korean People's Army Strategic Force in the western sector of the front, July 2014. 

REUTERS/KCNA

Kim Jong Un provides field guidance during a tactical rocket firing drill carried out by units of the Korean People's Army Strategic Force in the western sector of the front, July 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

Kim Jong Un provides field guidance during a tactical rocket firing drill carried out by units of the Korean People's Army Strategic Force in the western sector of the front, July 2014. REUTERS/KCNA
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The Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket carrying the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite, is launched at West Sea Satellite Launch Site in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, December 2012. 

REUTERS/KCNA

The Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket carrying the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite, is launched at West Sea Satellite Launch Site in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, December 2012. REUTERS/KCNA

The Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket carrying the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite, is launched at West Sea Satellite Launch Site in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, December 2012. REUTERS/KCNA
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Engineers check the base of Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket sitting on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities in the northwest of Pyongyang, April 2012. 

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Engineers check the base of Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket sitting on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities in the northwest of Pyongyang, April 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Engineers check the base of Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket sitting on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, during a guided media tour by North Korean authorities in the northwest of Pyongyang, April 2012. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Kim Jong-Un smokes a cigarette at the General Satellite Control and Command Center after the launch of the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket carrying the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite at West Sea Satellite Launch Site in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, December 2012. 


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Kim Jong-Un smokes a cigarette at the General Satellite Control and Command Center after the launch of the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket carrying the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite at West Sea Satellite Launch Site in Cholsan county,...more

Kim Jong-Un smokes a cigarette at the General Satellite Control and Command Center after the launch of the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket carrying the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite at West Sea Satellite Launch Site in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province, December 2012. REUTERS/KCNA
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North Korean scientists work as a screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket being launched from a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control center in Cholsan county, December 2012. 


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North Korean scientists work as a screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket being launched from a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control center in Cholsan county, December 2012. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean scientists work as a screen shows the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket being launched from a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control center in Cholsan county, December 2012. REUTERS/KCNA
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A North Korean missile unit takes part in a military parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army in Pyongyang, April 2007. 

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A North Korean missile unit takes part in a military parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army in Pyongyang, April 2007. REUTERS/Korea News Service

A North Korean missile unit takes part in a military parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army in Pyongyang, April 2007. REUTERS/Korea News Service
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